Safari finder

“Safari” traditionally means “journey” in Swahili

but today the word evokes something rather different… Traditional African safaris are more likely to conjure up ‘Out of Africa’- style images of sweeping plains and savannah teeming with wildlife: stampeding wildebeest, elusive leopards, majestic elephants and, king of them all, the lion.

Africa’s landscapes, flora and fauna are as diverse as the continent is vast. Tanzania’s classic and very popular Northern Circuit, for example, takes in the iconic wildebeest migration across the Serengeti plains and the ubiquitous wildlife of Ngorongoro Crater. Traditional African safaris elsewhere vary from a tour of Zimbabwe’s National Parks. Choose Matusadona for rhino tracking or Hwange with its massive elephant population for a lesser-visited wilderness.

The best time to see wildlife in any country is in the dry season. The animals converge at waterholes and rivers when grasses are low and sustenance is in short supply. Animals slumber in the shade to tame the mid-day heat so activities usually involve early morning and late afternoon game drives. We always use custom-built 4×4 safari vehicles, complete with morning coffee and sundowners. Guides will then impart their excellent knowledge of the bush and its fascinating residents.

Accommodation options range from comfortable mobile camps to exclusive, chic eco-lodges. Perfect for relaxing after a long day, dine under the stars and swap safari stories with your fellow guests.

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Wildebeest and Zebra on the move

Serengeti Migration

Fantastic wildlife and stunning scenery! From Ngorongoro to Africa's great Serengeti plains - an action pack safari experience!

From $6452 9 days / 8 nightsMore info
Cottar's Mara Safari courtesy Stephano Cheli

Masai Mara Safari

An indulgent step back in Kenya's safari history covering the Masai Mara and parts of the Northern Frontier District

From $8971 10 days / 9 nightsMore info
Walking in Hwange with Leon Varley courtesy Tom Varley

Hwange Explorer

Combine creature comforts in Victoria Falls with an active safari in Hwange's wild reaches with one of Zimbabwe's top guiding teams over a week

From $2170 7 days / 6 nightsMore info
Gus Alexander leading one of the lower Zambezi canoe safaris for Natureways - courtesy James Varden

Lower Zambezi Canoe safaris

We've run canoe safaris since 1995. From Kariba, past Mana Pools, Sapi, Chewore and Mupata Gorge to Kanyemba. 230km of untamed adventure!

From $750 9 days / 8 nightsMore info
Elephant passing through Mfuwe Lodge by Andy Hogg

Luangwa Explorer

Get into the heart of Zambia's premier wildlife hotspot... luxury bushcamps, excellent cuisine and top notch Professional Guides

From $3817 9 days / 8 nightsMore info
Botswana Classic Duma Tau giraffe in the Okavango by Dana Allen courtesy Wilderness Safaris

Botswana Classic

The Classic Okavango safari with first class accommodation and top notch professional guides in the Linyanti

From $4890 8 days / 7 nightsMore info
Flying safari down the Skeleton Coast by Dana Allen for Wilderness Safaris

Namibia Flying Safari

Discover iconic Namibia from the air… the dunes of Sossusvlei, rugged Damaraland and the wildlife in Etosha - all 3 of Namibia's safari icons.

From $5092 7 days / 6 nightsMore info

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